Monday, April 6, 2015

E is for Espionage

Good morning A to Z-ers. It's the first day of a new week filled with alphabetic awesomeness, and I'm ready to get down to some more A to Z Movie Smackdowns. For today's double feature, I'm taking a look at two franchises rather than stand-alone films. They're both so fantastic that, to be perfectly honest, I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. Fortunately, that's what you're here for! So VOTE for the best of the best in . . . 

E is for Espionage: 

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[First Alternate Pairing: Mission Impossible vs. Red]
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This post is part of the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme (in case you didn't already guess it) is Movie Smackdowns. Cast your vote NOW! Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet, and if you'd like to check out the other A to Z participants, simply click here.

55 comments:

  1. As much as I love the Bourne series, this one goes to Bond, easily. :D

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  2. Yes, Bond all the way! There's enough of them everyone can have their own favourite, too.

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  3. I've seen only one Bourne movie, and I've forgotten most of it. James Bond for sure.

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  4. Oh now franchises are hard - if it was movies it would be Bourne hands down, because I really don't like Casino Royale, but I love Skyfall. Hmm ... I guess I'm going to have to go for Bourne because the franchise treats women better. As for MI and Red - Red, simply because it's awesome!
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  5. Agh! You have made this really difficult, 'cause I like both franchises, even if some of the movies are a bit duff. Even if I go for just one movie from each to compare, I don't know how I choose between Bourne Legacy and Skyfall - I think I'll have to go with Dame Judy Dench on this one and vote Bond. :)
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    FB3X
    Wittegen Press

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  6. Bourne all the way! No question!

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  7. Bourne for sure, if I have to choose between these two movies. But I still remember my parents going to see the first Bond movie in 1962 and telling me I was too young (15) to go. I've since managed to see each and every movie and as a franchise, it wins hands down.

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  8. Now that's the most difficult one yet! Crap... Bourne!

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  9. Out of all four, I'm a Mission: Impossible guy.

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  10. Bourne has it for the win. Mission impossible as a second.

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  11. I have to go with the Bourne series. They are awesome!

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  12. Tough choice but this Bond I have to vote for (or Sean Connery for that matter)

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  13. Hey, movies I've seen! I can actually weigh in! I am not a fan of Bond, not at all. Love me some Jason Bourne.

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  14. I really liked the first two Bourne movies and I've never been a big Bond fan. So I go with Jason Bourne.

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  15. Oh gosh, this is a hard one. Both enjoyable movies and both good looking lead actors. I'm going to flip a coin on this one. Bond won!

    betty

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  16. I didn't even have to THINK about this one. Bond for sure. Love Bourne, but Bond is forever...

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  17. Love Bond, but I really liked The Bourne Identity!

    Thanks! Glad you're in the A-to-Z!

    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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  18. This is a toss up for me. I love both movies. Do I have to choose?

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  19. I haven't seen any of the options!

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  20. Bond as a series is the better one. But between Casino Royal and Identity, I prefer the latter. There was a bit more of a mystery.

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  21. Bond, but with Sean Connery (definitely not Roget Moore)

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  22. The one with the more memorable theme song... it's just been a great series of films. not that I don't like the other...

    Welcome in the letter "E"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

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    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  23. Tough call. Overall...... Bond.

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  24. I'm loving Daniel Craig as Bond.

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  25. I vote for James Bond. Yes. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  26. Bored with Bond so Bourne for me :-) What a fun idea this is. And many thanks, too, for managing to find time to visit my blog.

    Anne at http://www.authorsupport.net

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  27. Bored with Bond so Bourne for me :-) What a fun idea this is. And many thanks, too, for managing to find time to visit my blog.

    Anne at http://www.authorsupport.net

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  28. You picked two of my favorites. Daniel Craig is such a refreshing Bond, I have to pick him.

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  29. Oh man. That's a tough choice... Bourne was great when Matt Damon played the part (sorry, Hawkeye), and Bond had a great reboot with Daniel Craig. I'm going to have to go with the Matt Damon Bourne series!

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  30. Even though I know they're super cheesy (especially the older ones with Sean Connery), I still love the Bond movies. An easy choice! As for Mission: Impossible vs. Red, I'll take Bruce Willis in a campy comic book movie over psycho Scientologist Tom Cruise any day. Another easy choice!

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  31. I tried watching Bourne Identity but couldn't get into it, so I'd go with Casino Royale by default. But Casino Royale also has one of the sexiest scenes ever (Bond+tux+shower=yum!) so winner by a long shot!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!
    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

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  32. Bourne. James Bond is just not doing anything for me. Together with the first alternate pairing, I would go with Red.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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  33. I've loved the Bond series since I was 6, so I think I'll have to side with good old England this time. Really close though, good choices!

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  34. EASILY Bond. So much more ingrained into pop culture and such a better character. Nice to meet you, this is a great idea :)

    Michael D'Agostino, A-Z Challenge participant :)

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  35. Mmmm... Hard to pick, yes. For actual story I'd go with the Bourne books--Ian Fleming's prose just doesn't do it for me--but if we're sticking to actual movies, then Casino Royale would be my pick :) Thanks for stopping over at Quiet Laughter for my E post!

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  36. Not much of a movie goer but I have read some of the Bourne books so I'll vote for that.
    Thanks for dropping in Under The Porch Light...here from the A to Z Challenge.

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  37. I'd vote for Bourne, I like his movies and the character. Not sold on Craig as The Bond character. He's an interesting agent, but he reminds me more of a British bulldog than the suave secret agent.

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  38. Bourne Identity, most definitely! What a fun theme.

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  39. Love them both but Bourne wins my vote.

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  40. How bad is it that I hear espionage and immediately think Austin Powers?

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  41. I love how simple and straight forward your theme and posts are! I have to go with James Bond especially Daniel Craig James Bond. For the alternate pairing, definitely Red - all star cast with one bad ass Helen Mirren!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting that it's one of the best themes you've seen for the challenge. That really means a lot coming from a co-host!
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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  42. It's Casino Royale for me! I've only read the Bourne Identity and not seen the movie, so I suppose it's not really a level playing field.

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  43. I have to go with The Bourne Identity. I have watched the movies so many times and still love them. Casino Royale is a good movie too and James Bond is James bond. But this one goes to Matt Damon. In the Alternate Pairing RED is the winner.

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  44. I missed this somehow:) I have to go with Bond-he is the best spy no matter who plays him (I like Sean Connery). The Bourne films with Matt Damon are the best to me not the remake

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  45. I prefer Casino Royale-I like Daniel Craig and there's a little more humour in the Bond films.

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  46. James Bond wins every time for me. Casino Royale is a great film.

    You have such a great theme for the A-Z Challenge.

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  47. I like your theme and have been following your posts, but sadly, this is the first match-up that I've actually seen both sides of (well at least a few James Bond, not all). I guess I'm not as well-versed in movies as I thought I was. As much as I enjoyed Daniel Craig's Bond, I really like the story behind Bourne. So, Bourne gets my vote! And Red for the alternative pairing.

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  48. Without Bourne, Bond would've never come back reinvented. Gotta give it to Bourne.

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  49. It's got to be Bond! Drama, chiselled looks, sex, explosions, cheese and great soundtrack every time ;) #AtoZChallenge from Carol Cameleon at VirtuallyAllSorts.com @AllSortsHere

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